Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child is a must-read for all fans of this wonderful woman! I was hooked before the end of the first chapter, which relates her initial appearance on an academic talk show on WGBH (pre-FRENCH CHEF). This is no reverential, scholarly work--it's just plain fun! I think Julia would have approved. I'm hauling it to the lake cabin, where my family plans to eat LOTS of good food!